By Chad Belisario

Once a setting for dilapidated isolation, Grey Gardens was etched into history as the home for recluse mother and daughter, “Big” & “Little” Edith Beale – aunt and first cousin to the late (and fabulous) Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Those familiar with the story know of privileged beginnings and unfulfilled dreams. Yet this past Saturday, the East Hampton home in Georgica reclaimed its grandeur as the backdrop (dare I say focal point) of the annual School’s Out charity event benefiting The Hetrick-Martin Institute. Home of the Harvey Milk High School, Hetrick-Martin provides a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth in which they can reach their full potential. The Harvey Milk High School, located in lower Manhattan, not only educates but ensures better futures. “School’s Out” is the opportunity for Hetrick-Martin to celebrate the milestones of the school and its students as well as raise funds for its continued longevity. As a rare experience, guests were able to meander through the grounds and explore the iconic estate. Hampton socialite sightings included Andy Cohen, Dennis Basso and Jamie Drake. Raising close to $200,000, this year’s event was not only memorable but a real success. To learn about the cause, visit their website.

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